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Regional airline, LIAT, which came under heavy public criticism over its summer schedule, Monday sought to re-assure the travelling public that it would do everything possible to ensure that their journeys are not interrupted during the busy Christmas Season.

The financially strapped airline had blamed the re-fleeting exercise for the August fiasco and that the fleet modernization efforts were continuing with five new ATR aircraft being added so far and two more due to arrive in January 2014.

Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mrs. Julie Reifer-Jones said  the now in a better position to stabilize the schedule during the Christmas peak, traditionally one of the busiest periods

She said with the Christmas holidays approaching, LIAT is placing an embargo on excess baggage from December 3, 2013 to January 14, 2014 indicating that high passenger loads during the Christmas season as well as the space and weight limitations of both Dash 8 and ATR aircraft were the key reasons for a return to the seasonal policy. She said that in order to make flying as easy as possible, passengers should adhere to LIAT’s baggage limits.
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